Brynnan, a freshman at the Charleston County School of the Arts (SOA), has been a part of the James Island Presbyterian Church (JIPC) family all of her life. Brynnan’s parents, Mark and Julie, joined the JIPC in 1996. Brynnan’s older sister, Cameron, and younger brother, Brady are also a part of this church family. In 2010, while a 5th grader at St. Andrew’s School of Math and Science, Brynnan felt called to do something positive to help change the world. So she started by helping to impact and change her community.
Brynnan developed a nonprofit business called ‘Drink-Up’. She basically purchases and then sells beverages at various venues, donating any profit to specific charities.
Brynnan’s good friend, Katie Oswald, a 6th grader at SOA, is also involved in this mission project. Recent places where they have sold beverages include the ‘Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market’ on Saturdays, located in our church parking lot, and in front of Staples in the South Windemere Shopping Center.
Charities that have received donations through ‘Drink-Up’ include ‘Water Missions International’ (www.watermissions.org) and the Ridgeville, South Carolina, based ‘Horses in Service Ministry’ (www.horsesinministry.org).
Brynnan is active in church youth and music ministries and has been a part of three JIPC youth mission trips to CROSS, an urban outreach ministry of Myers Park Presbyterian Church of Charlotte. She loves to play the flute and is a part of the current confirmation class of JIPC.
Impacting and changing the community….one beverage at a time!